Enjoy a half day guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the "City of Kings". Visit Lima's Historical Center, passing by Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Banco Central de Reserva Museum with a representation of Peruvian Art dating from ancient times to the 21st Century, and the Santo Domingo Convent.Your visit continues with a stop at Larco Herrera Museum, for an excellent overview of Peru's ancient past as it holds the best private collection of pre-Columbian art in the country.
You will have the chance to tour through this old Hacienda House in the Pueblo Libre district, which was built upon a pre-Incan sacred site (huaca), housing the private collection of a great Peruvian scholar: Don Rafael Larco Hoyle. The museum chronologically exhibits hundreds of ceramic, textile, metal and precious stone pieces and also inside you will find the vault which safeguards precious pieces of gold and silver with semiprecious stones. The Larco Museum is one of the few museums in the world that allows such intimate access to its deposits, in this case around 45,000 pieces.
Another attraction of the museum and of great interest to visitors is the exhibition of erotic pre-Colombian art.
Continue with a delicious meal at Café del Museo Restaurante, located within the Museum compound.After the tour you will be driven to your hotel.
*On Mondays the visit to the BCR will be replaced with a visit to Torre Tagle Palace. Torre Tagle Palace (1735), now home to the government’s foreign ministry, was once home to the 1st Marquis of Torre Tagle, who was the treasurer of the Spanish fleet. The exterior of the palace has a baroque stone doorway. The main facade is made from stone in the first wing and plaster in the second. The style is Sevillian baroque with a strong Mudéjar influence. The interiors feature Sevillian tiles, plasterwork, wooden columns, lobed Moorish arches and soaring coffered ceilings. It is considered to have a true "Limeño" architectural originality, harmoniously combining Andalusian, Moorish, Criollo and Asian features.